2024 Mardia Prize goes to Dr Emanuele Giorgi

We are pleased to announce that the winner of the 2024 Mardia Interdisciplinary Workshop Prize is Dr Emanuele Giorgi of Lancaster University.

Dr Emanuele Giorgi plans to hold a series of workshops focused on the application of geostatistical methods to inform policy decisions on the control and elimination of neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). These workshops will bring together three distinct communities: spatial statisticians specialized in applications to global health, epidemiologists with expertise in NTDs and public health professionals and policymakers from low-middle income countries (LMICs). The aim of the workshop series will also include the development of a capacity building network in the global south to support the growth of local statistical expertise that will play a crucial role in informing health policies.

Dr Giorgi said: ‘I am honoured to receive the Mardia Prize and deeply appreciate the support provided by the Royal Statistical Society. Part of our scientific duty as statisticians is to advocate for the use of the most robust and efficient statistical methods to inform critical policy decisions. The workshops are an essential component of our endeavours to proactively engage with the global health scientific community and develop statistical methods that integrate scientific knowledge whilst gaining acceptance among policymakers’. 

The Mardia Prize was created to fund cutting-edge interdisciplinary workshops bringing together statisticians with researchers from other scientific communities. Funding of £6,000–£8,000 is made available over two years to support these workshops. 

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